2.5 – Single Mum, Parents Article

I’m a rubbish blogger, not just because of other priorities but also because no one is interested in yet another parenting blog, and most of the time life for us is the same as it is for all families. Anyway, as of the last couple of months, my boy now sleeps all night! I feel like a right idiot because it has taken so long and was relatively easy to sort out: I stopped offering him the bottle when he…

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My boy is two | Single motherhood by choice – Single Mum, Parents Article

My boy had his second birthday this month. What a character he has become. Full of energy and curiosity and never wanting to stop. He refuses to sleep at crèche and so is hived off to the older class while his group naps. This doesn’t faze him at all and he happily does his own thing with this group of Montessori kids until I collect him at lunchtime. He moved up to the Senior Wobbler gang a few months ago…

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Influences | Single motherhood by choice – Single Mum, Parents Article

I don’t know if you other solo mamas experience this but there are occasions when I think, “That trait is definitely not from me”. Last month, we were at a family event in a park I had been in only once before, and we headed away from the group to the playground for a go on the swings. When the time came to leave, my boy was not happy at all and squirmed in my arms all the way back…

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TO MY PRESCHOOL GRADUATE | MOM SOLO – Single Mum, Parents Article

This is your first of many graduation days. Change is hard. It’s hard to leave and say goodbyes and hard to know that nothing will be the same. We always hope for the next step to be even better than the one we left – but as a woman who has lived a while, I will tell you that sometimes it is not. I’ve tried to cherish every moment of your preschool. I’ve forsaken most of everything to be there.…

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I BREAKED UP WITH HER – Single Mum, Parents Article

I found a lovely drawing in Spense’s school bag; a girl and boy holding hands with hearts all around them. “This is so sweet, Spense. Who is it from?” “Oh, I don’t want that any more.” “Why?” “Because it’s from Ellie. And I breaked up with her.” “Why did you break up with her?” “Because Sam is back. And he’s my best friend.” Sam had been out of town for a while. “So you can’t have a best friend and…

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OH MY PENIS | MOM SOLO – Single Mum, Parents Article

S: Oh my penis! Me: What happened? Did you bump into something? S: My penis. Me: But did you hurt your penis. S: Yes, right here. (he points to his penis) Me: where did you bump it? S: Right here. (He points to his penis.) Me: Yes, but what did you bump it on? S: Here. (he points to his penis) Me: But did you bump it on the wall here (I point to the door frame he’d just walked…

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